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What is it?
VitalSigns is a widget for the OSX Notification Center that allows you to check system temperatures, fan speeds and memory usage with just a quick glance.
What makes it different?
VitalSigns offers a simple way to check your system's health at any time, by focusing on the most relevant parameters. It's a free alternative to other, more complex solutions, and it's suitable for users that don't want to be bothered with lots of system parameters and values.
The user interface has a clean, easy readable style. System components are grouped in sections for quick access, without cluttering the interface. Advanced features such as individual sensor selection are implemented in a non-obtrusive way.
Unlike other apps of its kind, VitalSigns can show temperature readings in the Notification Center widget. No additional plugins required.
- Fully configurable: You can choose the sections, components and sensors that will be shown in the widget. You may also choose your preferred units. Preferences can be changed at anytime by launching the setup app from the widget itself.
- Cool graphics: Memory usage and Fan speeds are presented through nice-looking, animated gauges. Temperature readings are shown with a big, readable font.
- Battery friendly: VitalSigns is a very efficient application that barely uses any system resources.
- User friendly: VitalSigns has been designed with an emphasis on ease of use and clean presentation.
Price and availability
Price: VitalSigns is free. No ads. No limitations.
Availability: Available now.
Requirements: Requires OS X 10.11 or newer.
My name is Luis Glez, independent Mac/iOS developer based in Madrid, Spain. I usually develop apps for Engineering, Aeronautics, Architecture and other technical fields.
When OSX Yosemite was launched, I was really excited with the new Notification Center and its potential. I thought it was a really good place for a simple system monitor widget. I initially developed VitalSigns mainly for personal use, but later decided to improve the app and make it available to everyone.
Thanks a lot for your time!
I really appreciate the time you’ve spent reading this document. As a member of the Press, you know that it’s very difficult for independent developers like me to make our apps visible. I hope you find VitalSigns interesting enough to write an article or small review about it. In any case, thank you very much for your attention, and please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.